No Doubt!

The punishment of sin must be paid. The purpose of the Savior’s death is certain. Like the old hymn says, “Jesus paid it all, all to him I owe.” Now Isaiah’s prophecies make perfect sense when the payment of sins are considered in the New Testament.

1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring you to God, after being put to death in the fleshly realm but made alive in the spiritual realm.
Colossians 2:13 And when you were dead in trespasses and [sins], He made you alive with Him and forgave us all our trespasses. 14 He erased the certificate of debt, with its obligations, that was against us and opposed to us, and has taken it out of the way by nailing it to the cross.

We must learn to hate the sin that nailed Jesus to the cross. We must repent from boring, powerless, hobby faith. We must take seriously the call to become the Good News.

The redemptive plan and promise of God was completed when Jesus and merged from the tomb alive. When Jesus emerged from the tomb, a new King and a new Kingdom changed everything. Jesus revealed through the resurrection that he had gained all authority in heaven and in earth (Matt. 28:18). He ruled over sin, death, and every created power. He had reconciled the world to God (2 Cor. 5:18-19;Col. 1:20) as he promised he would.

Jesus’ resurrection proved that the evil forces of Satan had been conquered. In his death and resurrection, Jesus “disarmed the rulers and authorities and disgraced them publicly; He triumphed over them” (Col. 2:15). No longer is there any doubt who will win the conflict of the kingdoms. The decisive battle has been won over Satan. One might say that Satan continues to fight skirmishes and hinder Christians to slow God’s Kingdom progress, but the outcome is no longer in doubt. After the resurrection, it is obvious who the winner is. The battle between God and Satan concluded when Jesus died and rose from the dead.

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About the Author:

Pastor Phil, his wife Carol, and their three children, started in Bixby over 23 years ago when New Beginnings was meeting in a downtown Bixby store front. As a result of God's blessings, New Beginnings has become one of the fastest growing churches in Oklahoma. Pastor Phil graduated from Tulsa East Central High School (1978), and Tulsa University (1982). After serving for 11 years as a Student Pastor, at the age of twenty-nine Phil began to pastor his first church in Edgewater, Colorado. Phil received a Master’s Degree from Denver Theological Seminary (1994) and completed his doctorate in Missions and Evangelism at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2012. Phil and Carol are honored to serve God in a Kingdom minded church, with joy and longevity.

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